The Water Quality and Its Suitability for Various Uses at 16-Tishreen Dam Lake, Lattakia, Syria

Majd Al-Rubeai *

Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Tishreen University, Lattakia, Syria.

Kinan Raee

Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Tishreen University, Lattakia, Syria.

Darin Bourjieh

Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Tishreen University, Lattakia, Syria.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

This study was conducted to evaluate the quality of water of “16-Tishreen Dam” Lake located in Lattakia Governorate. During two different periods in 2022, water samples were collected from ten points distributed across the entire lake. Samples were subjected to physical and chemical assessment using standardized procedures. The research revealed that the lake water is predominantly calcium, magnesium-bicarbonate-type water. Physicochemical parameters of the lake’s water quality were evaluated and compared to the Syrian Standards’ Specifications (2007). The samples taken were classified as fresh water suitable for drinking from a chemical point of view. The concentrations of cations and anions in the lake water were within the permissible limits set by national and global standards. Therefore, it was determined that the lake water is also suitable for irrigation of all types of crops.

Keywords: Major ions, Syrian standards specifications, drainage, groundwater


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Al-Rubeai , Majd, Kinan Raee, and Darin Bourjieh. 2023. “The Water Quality and Its Suitability for Various Uses at 16-Tishreen Dam Lake, Lattakia, Syria”. Asian Journal of Geological Research 6 (3):204-11. https://journalajoger.com/index.php/AJOGER/article/view/144.

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